Source: Howard Nixes Magic’s Return Plea
(Rob) Hennigan, the source said, based his plea on the fact that he was new to the organization and had not been party to the issues that drove (Dwight) Howard to make his trade request.
Team president Alex Martins, who also was on the call, the source said, made a similar plea to Howard last winter when Martins took control of basketball decisions over GM Otis Smith and coach Stan Van Gundy.
Howard was not willing to change his stance, the source said.
“I already heard that from the other guy on the phone,” said Howard, according to the source.